“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;

though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

~Isaiah 1:18~

I love Scriptures that have become songs.

Today, let’s thank God for the improvement Chuck Pittman is making following his accident.  Keep praying for him, his family, and the medical staff caring for him.
Josiah Huckaby had a procedure yesterday.  He is doing well and is not expected to have another one for several months.
This silly boy enjoyed his “vacation” at the FedEx Family House last night. We are so grateful that Le Bonheur has this amazing resource for families that have to travel long distances for procedures & those that stay long term. He had a heart cath today & did great. They increased his stents from 4mm to 5mm without having to go through his liver. He won’t have to have another cath for 5 months unless he starts having symptoms of his pulmonary veins starting to narrow again. To God be the glory! @ FedExFamilyHouse
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Today, I want to share three obituaries.  David and I know all four of them with a variety of connections such at growing up years, school, and church.
  • Annie Bell Caston Harrell

    April 19, 1925 – April 15, 2019
    • Annie Bell Caston Harrell of Greensburg, Louisiana passed away on April 15, 2019 at 9:00 PM at home. The daughter of the late Glen Hughes Caston and Lottie Elizabeth Frazier Caston, she was born April 19, 1925, in Amite County, Mississippi and was 93 years of age. She was proceeded in death by her husband of 76 years, Phillip Latham Harrell. A member of First Baptist Church, Kentwood, Louisiana, Mrs. Annie taught the “Steadfast” Senior Ladies Sunday School Class for many years. Chief of Mrs. Annie’s joys were her Faith in Christ, devotion to her late husband, Phillip and their family, and the lovely ladies who shared their Faith in Christ each Sunday morning and fellowship one with the other thru the years of their relationships. She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Harrell Yarborough; son in law, Don Yarborough; son, Ronald Ray Harrell; daughter in law Suzanne McNabb Harrell; grandchildren, Melanie Yarborough Mackey and husband Kevin, Alisha Yarborough Epperson and husband, Larry; Brian Keith Yarborough and wife, Tina; Anna Scott Harrell Sain, and husband Allen; Phillip Wade Harrell and wife Keri; and fifteen special great-grandchildren and five special great-great grandchildren. Visitation to be at McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood, Louisiana Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM with religious services following. Interment at Woodland Cemetery in Kentwood. Pallbearers: Brian Keith Yarborough, Matthew Yarborough, Drew Harrell, Luke Mackey, Kevin Mackey and Daniel Epperson. Honorary pallbearers: Allen Sain, Wade Harrell, Justin Mackey, and Larry Epperson.
  • Michael “Mike” Joseph Murphy

    December 31, 1948 – April 15, 2019
    • Michael (Mike) Joseph Murphy passed away peacefully at his home Monday, April 15, 2019 at the age of 70. He was born December 31, 1948 in Leeville, LA to William Otis Murphy and Helen Josephine Holligan Murphy. His family moved to Roseland, LA when he was a child and he has resided in Amite for over 20 years. Mike graduated from Amite High School and attended Southeastern Louisiana University. Mike married Diane Cumpston in 1974 and their daughter, Laura “Jolene” was born September 3, 1977. Mike’s wry sense of humor will never be forgotten or understood. Mike was a faithful husband and father to the two ladies he loved dearly, Diane and Jolene. He was employed for over 25 years with Cal-Maine Foods in Pine Grove, LA. Mike is survived by his wife, Diane, daughter, Jolene, step-son, Heath Hulsey, sisters-in-law, Sandra Passman and Brenda Ardillo and family friend, Autumn Betbeze. Mike was preceded in death by his mother and father, Helen and Bill Murphy, and his mother and father-in-law, Chuck and Marie Cumpston. Visitation will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall in Amite from 8:00 am -10:00 am on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. A mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow visitation at 10:30 am. Service conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment will follow in Arcola-Roseland Cemetery.
  • Randy D. Bryant, Sr.

    December 16, 1958 – April 14, 2019
    • Randy D. Bryant Sr., a resident of Holden, LA, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. He was born December 16, 1958 in Amite, LA and was 60 years of age. He was a U. S. Army Veteran. He is survived by wife, Charlotte Forsyth-Bryant; 2 sons, Randy D. Bryant, Jr. and Skylar Singleton and wife, Raeven; 2 daughters, Jessica Ann Bryant and Charlotte Rae Davis and husband, Jesse; 8 grandchildren, Gage Monroe Bryant, Brenden Dakota Latil, Kellan William Moran, Riley Bryant Moran, Alexis Rae Bryant, Alexandra Madeline Manzie, Maci Grace Davis and Colbie Lane Singleton; mother, Betty Gill Bryant; brother, Jimmy Ray Bryant and wife, Vicki; 3 sisters, JoAnn Bryant, Donna Callihan and husband, Gary, and Rita Fay Rutland; 2 beloved furry babies, Rosa Lee and Bear. Preceded in death by father, Walter Bryant. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00 a.m. until religious services at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Darryl Miller. For an online guestbook, visit


Read and Write the Bible – Hebrews 10:35-36 & Hosea 12:6




I believe in prayer.  As I witnessed the full moon last night, I just had to stop and thank God for the moon and so many other things/people through whom God has blessed my life.

Anna Lee